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Big rig pile up ends in fire, death

A fiery pile-up involving three semi trucks along a stretch of Highway 99 in Turlock resulted in the death of one man.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police to crack down on holiday drunk driving

Law enforcement officers will be out in full force during the Fourth of July holiday weekend cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive DUI enforcement blitz.

July 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


California’s violent crime rate drops 6.6 percent

For the third consecutive year California has become a safer place to be with declining violent crime rates, according to the California Department of Justice's annual crime report for 2009 released on Friday.

June 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Suspect in 12 year old Turlock shooting caught

Twelve years after the death of Alma Lisette Peralta, a 19-year-old Turlock woman, the man suspected of carrying out her execution-style murder is behind bars.

June 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Crime


Road Dog Cycle owner admits to racketeering

Robert Holloway, the owner of the Road Dog Cycle shop in Denair and a one-time sheriff's deputy, pled guilty to racketeering and extortion charges Tuesday in federal court.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gun hidden in baby stroller

A Turlock woman is under arrest following the discovery of a loaded firearm in her stroller with her baby.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body found in orchard

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man found hanging in an orchard.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi drug dealer gets 14 years

A federal drug bust that grew out of an investigation of a drug distribution ring in Turlock has resulted in a prison sentence for a Delhi man.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plea agreement reached for fatal DUI

A Modesto man who had been facing murder charges for a drunk driving collision, entered into a plea deal with prosecutors that will send him to prison for the next 13 years.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is holding a contest for National Night Out.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for shooting suspect

A fight inside a downtown Turlock bar that involved suspected gang members ended with gunshots.

June 15, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One injured in daytime Delhi shooting

Four teenagers were arrested in Delhi for a shooting that wounded a 20-year-old man in the arm, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang task force arrests 18 after seven-month long investigation

The movement to squash the growing gang problems in the area took another step forward with a multi-agency operation that resulted in 18 arrests and the seizure of narcotics and weapons.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight ends in arrest for attempted murder

A personal dispute between two men came to a head Wednesday morning and ended with one man hospitalized with a stab wound and another in jail on attempted murder charges.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officers forced to shoot dog

Turlock police officers had to shoot a pit bull after it came charging at them while they were investigating a trespassing report.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Jura's owner arrested for sexual assault

The former owner of Jura's Pizza Parlor in Oakdale and namesake of the Turlock restaurant was arrested on Monday for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the now closed Oakdale location in September.

October 20, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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